The Belmont Stakes

The newly minted Triple Crown season will finally kick off on Saturday at Belmont Park, with the $1 million dollar Belmont Stakes.  It’s time for the old-schoolers to set aside the discussion about the new distance and the altered sequence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and start handicapping. For the first time in history, the Belmont Stakes kicks off the Triple Crown series, and it … Continue reading The Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes Line Up

In this, the most unique of racing seasons, the Belmont Stakes — traditionally the last and longest of the three Triple Crown races for 3-year-olds — will for the first time ever, lead-off the classic season while running at the shortest distance of the three jewels. A field of 10 was entered in the Belmont, which this year has been shortened to 1 1/8-miles from … Continue reading Belmont Stakes Line Up

Belmont Stakes Week

It’s Belmont Stakes Week.  Odd as it seems, with a new distance and a new place on the calendar, this year’s Belmont Stakes is unlike any other.  A compact field of nine is expected for the historic race. So to begin the week the Daily Racing Blog offers you some tasty tidbits, and helpful, historical, hints regarding the Belmont Stakes. 1. This year is the … Continue reading Belmont Stakes Week

The Ogden Phipps @ Belmont

The Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) will be run on Saturday at a 1 1/16-mile distance.  Which at Belmont Park is around one turn. As well as the purse of $300,000 dollars, the Phipps is the season’s first Win and You’re In qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Keeneland on November 7th. Although the field is without the Older Female division superstars MIDNIGHT BISOU and … Continue reading The Ogden Phipps @ Belmont

Shelter In Place, Win & Show

Live sports returned to New York last Wednesday, and apparently race fans in the northeast were chomping at the bit, raring to lay their money down. The New York Racing Association, announced that Opening Week of the 2020 Belmont Park spring/summer meet generated an all-sources handle of $76,264,891 dollars. The 25-day Belmont spring/summer will be conducted without spectators and with strict health and safety protocols … Continue reading Shelter In Place, Win & Show

Who Wins The Carter Handicap?

  Saturday’s $250,000 dollar seven-furlong Carter Handicap is the first Grade 1 Stakes race of the modified Belmont Park spring/summer meeting, and it has attracted a deep field of 11 runners. Here then is a full-field analysis of the Carter, along with Morning Line odds.  It is slated as Race 9 on a card of 11 with a scheduled Post Time of 5:35.   1. … Continue reading Who Wins The Carter Handicap?

The Carter Handicap @ Belmont

Racing returned to Belmont Park today (Wednesday), and NYRA and the Daily Racing Blog couldn’t be happier. Saturday at Belmont brings a great day of Stakes racing.  Highlighted by the Grade 1, $250,000 dollar Carter Handicap which has attracted some of the best sprinters training this spring. Here are some Fun Facts regarding that race: 1.  The Carter is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race, meaning … Continue reading The Carter Handicap @ Belmont

Belmont Park To Open

The spring/summer meet at Belmont Park kicks off Wednesday, June 3rd. Following a five-day opening week, live racing at the 25-day Belmont spring/summer meet will be conducted Thursday through Sunday until Closing Day on Sunday, July 12th.  Post Time Wednesday will be 1:15. The main track at Belmont as well as the dirt training track are both now open, and fully operational seven days a … Continue reading Belmont Park To Open

The Belmont Stakes

There will indeed be a 2020 version of the Triple Crown, though in this rendition the last shall be first. The New York Racing Association announced the $1 million dollar Belmont Stakes will be contested June 20th at Belmont Park without fans.  That makes this years Belmont the opening leg of the series that has been shuffled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from the new … Continue reading The Belmont Stakes

Churchill, Santa Anita, Back In Business

Things are looking up in horse racing this weekend as action resumes Friday at Santa Anita and Saturday at Churchill Downs. There is even more good news as various state lock-downs due to the coronavirus are being relaxed: Belmont Park has reopened its main track for training and Churchill Downs announced a very tentative schedule of new Road to the Kentucky Derby points races. A … Continue reading Churchill, Santa Anita, Back In Business